TIRE HILL — KUZMA – Edward, 85, Tire Hill, passed away Jan. 2, 2013, at Laurel View Village. Born Oct. 10, 1927, in Johnstown, son of John and Mary (Podbensik) Kuzma. Preceded in death by parents; wife, Ruth (Edwards) Kuzma; brothers, Stephen, Alvin and William Kuzma; sister, Margaret Bevec; and grandson, Richard Jones. Survived by loving daughters, Joyce, married to Edward Patosky, Tire Hill; and Sharon, married to Jack Jones, Hollsopple; grandchildren, Melissa, married to Dennis Bloom; Shawn, married to Julie Patosky; and Jack, married to Kelly Jones; and great-grandchildren, Tyler and Emily Levadnuk, Taylor and Brittany Bloom and Amanda Jones. Also survived by brother, Paul, married to Paula Kuzma; sister, Alice Kuzma; and loving and loyal companion, Threse Baywood, and family. Edward was a Korean War veteran and retired from Bethlehem Steel with 34 years of service. Member of St. Anne Catholic Church, Moxham; 50-year member of Slovene National Benefit Society; SNPJ national board member; president of Lodge 289; past president of Conemaugh Valley Federation; Jerome American Legion; charter member of Hollsopple and Tire Hill Sportsmen’s; and Conemaugh Township Krings Volunteer Fire Department. He promoted his Slovenian heritage and enjoyed listening and dancing to polka music. Family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Moskal & Kennedy Colonial Funeral Home, Moxham, where funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Father Bernard Karmanocky, officiating. Committal, Stahl Mennonite Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his memory to SNPJ Scholarship Fund or a charity of your choice. Online condolences may be directed to the family at www.moskalandkennedyfuneralhome.com.
- District Deaths April 19, 2014
Jerry Sheldon Berkebile
BERKEBILE – Jerry Sheldon, 83, Johnstown, passed away April 17, 2014, at Presbyterian Home, Johnstown.
Phyllis J. Burkhard
BURKHARD – Phyllis J., 71, Johnstown, passed away April 16, 2014, at Windber Hospice.
FABRIZIO – John, 88, Geistown, died April 18, 2014, at the Lutheran Home.
Homer E. Hillegas
HILLEGAS – Homer E., 94, Tionesta, Pa., formerly of Central City and Parma, Ohio, died April 14, 2014, at Golden Living Center, Shippenville, Pa.
Florence R. Homer
HOMER – Florence R., 88, Clearfield, died Wednesday, April 16, 2014, at Christ the King Manor, DuBois.
Ronald Glenn Lester
LESTER – Ronald Glenn, 81, Lebanon, formerly of Sidman, died April 18, 2014, at Good Samaritan Hospital, Lebanon.
LISINA – Edward, 81, Johnstown, died April 18, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
- Today's Funerals April 19, 2014
- District Deaths April 18, 2014
Dora Marie Bufagna
BUFAGNA – Dora Marie, 87, Armagh, passed away peacefully April 16, 2014, at home surrounded by her family.
Doris Marjorie Cooper
COOPER – Doris Marjorie, 87, Westmont, went to heaven, April 15, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center Palliative Care Unit.
Rose Mary (Delegram) Tripodi
TRIPODI – Rose Mary (Delegram), 66, Culpeper, Va., formerly of Cresson, died April 17, 2014, at home.
- Today's Funerals April 18, 2014
- District Deaths April 17, 2014
Zachary Gordon Alan Andrews
ANDREWS – Zachary Gordon Alan, 21, Johnstown, was called home April 13, 2014.
Ray H. Clites
CLITES – Ray H., 93 , Westmont, died April 12, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Beverly J. Hoover
HOOVER – Beverly J., 75, Johnstown, was received into heaven April 16, 2014.
Joseph Samuel Kuhar Jr.
KUHAR – Joseph Samuel Jr. “Joey,” 64, passed away April 11, 2014, at home, in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Charles M. Lambert
LAMBERT – Charles M., 87, Central City, passed away April 14, 2014, at home.
Betty L. Lydic
LYDIC – Betty L., 88, Johnstown, died April 15, 2014, at Church of the Brethren Home, Windber.
Stella A. Ponchek
PONCHEK – Stella A., 92, East Conemaugh, died April 15, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
- More Obituaries Headlines